The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 167, Issue 1, pp 87–92 | Cite as

Resonances and off-specular scattering in neutron waveguides

  • S. V. KozhevnikovEmail author
  • F. Ott
  • A. Paul
  • L. Rosta
Regular Article


Off-specular neutron scattering from layered resonant systems has been studied. As an example, tri-layer neutron waveguides have been investigated experimentally by neutron reflectometry. In such systems, the neutron wave function is strongly localized in the guiding layer. The resonant states in the total reflection region lead to enhanced off-specular scattering from the interface roughness. The relation between the resonant states and off-specular scattering is discussed.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Resonant State Resonance Order Neutron Wavelength Neutron Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Frank Laboratory of Neutron PhysicsDubna, Moscow RegionRussian Federation
  2. 2.CEA, IRAMIS, Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France CNRS, IRAMIS, Laboratoire Léon BrillouinGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  3. 3.Institut für FestkörperforschungJülichGermany
  4. 4.Research Institute for Solid State Physics and OpticsBudapestHungary

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